Moll Flanders - Study Guide Pages 1-15: Summary & Analysis

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Ending with the line, "The fright of my condition had made such an impression upon me, that I did not want now to be a gentlewoman, but was very willing to be a servant, and that any kind of servant they thought fit to have me be."

The story begins in London. The main character, who narrates the story, cannot tell us her real name because she is still wanted for crimes she committed in the past. Many of the people who used to know her called her Moll Flanders, and so she will use that name.

Moll's mother was a thief, who was transported to America for her crime of stealing some cloth, leaving Moll behind. She remembers little of her childhood, other than traveling with some Gypsies, until the Magistrates of the town had her taken in by a woman, whom...

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